15 Meru MCAs summoned by EACC
SEE ALSO :EACC arrests ex-deputy Auditor GeneralThe EACC could have summoned the reps to shed light on an incident where Nominated MCA Secondina Kanini and other parties were violently blocked from accessing the chambers to swear her in. Water bottles were thrown, punches thrown and there was an attempt to grab the mace from the sergeant-at-arms. Kanini replaced Lucy Kanini who resigned as MCA and from Kenya Patriots Party. Some MCAs opposed to the nomination of Kanini by KPP blocked Kaberia and others from entering the chamber. “The Commission pursuant to its Constitutional and statutory mandate as set out under Article 252 (a) of the Constitution, Section 11 of the EACC Act, 2011 and Section 4 (2) and 42 (10) of the Leadership and Integrity Act, 2012 is investigating allegations touching on the conduct of Members of the County Assembly of Meru on 11th April 2019,” read the letter signed by Kipsang Sambai on behalf of EACC’s Secretary and CEO.
SEE ALSO :Ex-deputy AG in fraud caseBut on May 9 when Majority Leader Victor Kariithi moved a motion to approve her nomination, MCAs confirmed her and she was sworn in. Kanini, who was a nominated MCA in the first assembly and one of Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s key supporters in the county, told the House she had no grudge against her opposers. “Even if there were issues before let me assure you I have forgiven you. I am a KPP member but when it comes to duties I will be guided by the law. I hold no grudges. We should have a unity of purpose regardless of party affiliations,” she said.
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